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AtlAIAnta! Convention Recap

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

One of the more exciting outcomes of the AIA convention last week in Atlanta was the successful passage of Resolution 15-1 Equity in Architecture, co-authored with Julia Donoho, Frank Pitts, and Rosa Sheng. SC Curator (a... Read more →

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on craft, making and gender

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

In her latest piece in Dezeen, SC GIANT Alexandra Lange both review a new show at the Museum of Art and Design, and exposes the entwined relationship between designers of ceramics and textiles, mostly women, and male mid-... Read more →

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5 Things Well-Meaning White Educators Should Consider If They Really Want to ...

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

While this article focuses on K-12, the lessons discussed are fully relevant to anyone teaching design at the college or graduate level as well. How are architects and designers supporting justice and minimizing the inhere... Read more →

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Architecture's Role in Baltimore

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The events of the past week continue to underscore the vast inequalities in our society, and architecture and urban design serve as the backdrop. Baltimore resident and educator Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson does a superb job... Read more →

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It Was Never A Dress

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This is soo badass... you go girls!

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Young Architects Forum Connection 1302

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

We're excited to share that SC President Robert Yuen has been featured in the Young Architects Forum Journal in the Equity X Design feature, interviewed by the venerable Rosa Cheng, AIA. Read more →

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Build Yourself+ empowerment workshop for women

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Mia Scharphie, Cambridge designer and friend of SC has developed the Build Yourself+ workshops, as reported by Fast Company. In her words: "The Build Yourself+ Workshop translates findings from the research on women in th... Read more →

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Using Our Words: The Language of Design for Equity

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

We often have different definitions for seemingly simple words like “community,” “diversity,” and “engagement.” Throughout this series of posts, our collaborators will share projects and practices that further illustrate w... Read more →

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EQxD Workshop 3 - Negotiation is your Power Tool

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

If you're in SF and you give a damn about your hard work PAYING off... come to this!

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5 Ways Architects Can Give Back

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Design is a superpower. How do you use your powers for good?

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Ergonomic KIWI

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

If you know what's good for you, check this exacto-killer. Uncrating review shortly... #KIWI

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mexican neighborhood goes rainbow

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A low-income neighborhood in Mexico is now the talk of the town. germen crew — a youth organization of muralists and street artists — have transformed the village of palmitas into a vibrant rainbow, connecting the communi... Read more →

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Why Aren't There More Women Futurists?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Frewen says that futurism won’t ever be like architecture or medicine, in that “it’s never going to be a licensed field.” But there are still things that many futurists agree people in their field shouldn’t do. “We think o... Read more →

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Talking about disability | Celeste Adams

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A poignant, inspiring talk by Celeste Adams - chronological education presentation on disability from @TEDxYouth@AnnArbor via @starkmanly

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'The Weight' by Marilyn Moedinger

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

I'm so fortunate, proud, and humbled to learn from and alongside my friend and colleague Marilyn Moedinger - Architect, educator, and SC Lecturer! This piece eloquently broadcasts a powerful message on the dangers of pr... Read more →

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4 Ways For Millennial Women To Prepare For Leadership Roles

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A great concise road map for leaning in. One good tip: Think Positive! "optimism is something we can actually learn. Much the way positive thinking is about finding the upsides to the bad things that happen, a technique ca... Read more →

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When Architects are Also Caregivers

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"Traditional firm culture can be challenging for architects who are also primary caregivers. Rigid schedules, restrictive leave policies, and a studio culture that values long hours in the office can hinder those with pers... Read more →

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Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Sharing is to ownership, what the ipod is to the eight track - and we're all about it. In this TED Talk, Botsman lays down the case for redistribution markets, collaborative lifestyles, and product service systems - all... Read more →

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10/22 EQxD U Workshop 4: 'Architecture AND...'

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Equity x Design kicks off their next conference in SF! "With Architecture AND… we will explore alternate models of practice that expand the avenues of influence for architects. More than 50% of all respondents to the 2014... Read more →

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The Badass Women of the 2015 MacArthur Genius Grant

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"This year’s women recipients of the MacArthur Genius grant, which awards annual $625,000 fellowships to innovative people doing ill shit for the world, include a neuroscientist, a tap dancer, a historian, an off-Broadway ... Read more →

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EQxD Architecture And... Entrepreneur Robert Yuen

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Robert Yuen (RY) founder and president of Section Cut, a website providing curated design resources, shares his experience and passion for curated design information in the age of information overload, Section Cut’s visio... Read more →

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When Everyone Is Doing Design Thinking, Is It Still a Competitive Advantage?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

When are the design professions going to take back design-thinking? Who wants to write about it? Let's talk: info@sectioncut.com

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Q+A: Sekou Cooke and the Era of Hip-Hop Architecture

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

ICYMI, a throwback that started a movement. A must read interview by Architect Magazine. "Hip-hop architecture may sound like an oxymoron, but for Sekou Cooke, an assistant professor at Syracuse University’s School of Arc... Read more →

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Work Life Fit: A New Focus for Blurred Lines

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

ICYMI - a gem from SC Giant Rosa Sheng: "Just beware that the secret confession of this Archimom holds firm that Work/Life “balance” does NOT exist – at least not in the meaning that implies maintaining equilibrium. Now, ... Read more →

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Bowie mode.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Join us. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (full album) via -YouTube

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Why have so few women been architects of our cities?

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

An Australian focus on a global issue. "Women have often made an impact on their cities, but they are rarely recognised and often challenged, according to Jane Jose’s new book Places Women Make" Read more →

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Architects "are never taught the right thing", says Alejandro Aravena

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"It would be great, with more than one million architects in the world, that more solutions and more proposals try to address the issue. But the constraints are not just budget constraints – the building logic, the polit... Read more →

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How To Design For Autism

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A fascinating glimpse into specialized design processes with special attention to light, sound, and air. " Lighting is an important consideration in any space, but for CADB's patients, it was even more critical. For some p... Read more →

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Taxi Fabric: A creative firm in Mumbai kits out local cabs with fine art

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"A far cry from the stale interior of the majority of British cabs, these works of fine art currently adorn vehicles on the roads of Mumbai. Originally dreamt up by Taxi Fabric, the work of local artists can now be applied... Read more →

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The Year in Pictures 2015

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